Legislation passed (HB1) in 2015 enabling non-medical persons to administer naloxone to persons experiencing an opioid overdose. The law permits trained personnel to obtain, possess, and administer naloxone to any person who appears to be suffering an opioid-related overdose. In addition, these personnel are protected from civil liability for administering naloxone.
As a response to HB1, now PA099-0480, and to meet the needs of increased accessibility, the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS, Division of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse (DASA) established the Drug Overdose Prevention Program (DOPP).
DOPP develops guidelines and registers individual agencies and municipalities to administer naloxone and keeps track of naloxone reversals of trained first responders, bystanders, family and friends who have administered naloxone and have saved lives.